Welcome to the Arena, where high-ranking warriors are transformed into spineless mush. Abandoning every ounce of common sense and any trace of doubt, you lunge onto a stage of harrowing landscapes and veiled abysses. Your new environment rejects you with lava pits and atmospheric hazards as legions of foes surround you, testing the gut reaction that brought you here in the first place. Your new mantra: Fight or be finished.

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Hello to all Quakers.

Yes, there already exists a High-Resolution Creative Commons Texture Replacement Pack. But I was never satisfied with that because the textures are not similar to the original ones. Therefore, I am currently trying to get the most out of the existing files. Here are my results:

Test: hqx
Sarge Upscaling hqx

Test: waifu2x-caffe
Sarge Upscaling

You can see significant differences in quality. At the moment i would prefer waifu2x-caffe. Above the scaling factor of 4 you will not notice any improvements of the texture. In the engine, the differences in texture quality between original and 4x scaled are clearly visible.

InGame:

Q3DM0

Q3DM0


The upper half is a 32-bit TGA texture without upscaling. The lower half is a JPG texture with 4x upscaling with "waifu2x-caffe".


Additional Information:

"waifu-caffe" also handles complete folders. The folder structure is restored during processing. Simply specify a directory as a source instead of a file. And please do not use Denoise (Denoise Level = 0)! Denoise destroys the texture details.


The Problem:

Unfortunately, "waifu2x-caffe" destroys the alpha channels of most TGA textures. These must be separated before upscaling and put together again at the end. That means: A lot of work for me! *yay*

  • Does anyone of you know a better upscaling method?
  • What possibilities are there to separate alpha channels of textures? (Batch?)
  • Have you other expirience with texture upscaling?

Thank you & HAVE FUN!

ZerTerO

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Metal Gear Solid Arena 1.0

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Actually this mod just adds a bunch of MGS skins and Bots to the game, the skins don't support team games.

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Just place de .pk3 file in your baseq3 folder and play, or put inside a folder in the game directory and load through mods menu.

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ZerTerO
ZerTerO

Quake III Arena: I am addicted!
(Author of High Quality Quake and The Unofficial Patch)

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alencore
alencore

I've been retro gaming lately and finally got into q3 and wow I'm so rusty on this game I can't even beat the bots on hardcore - nightmare mode LoL! Along UT and HL this old games are just timeless.

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CannerZ45
CannerZ45

My most favorite Quake 3 Arena analogy that I found somewhere in the internet; "It's just like a finely-tuned, high-performance, race car. It's fast, it feels great, and people who likes looking under the hood would find the inside is just as interesting. Yes, it basically does only one thing, unlike other types of land vehicles(like, the SUV). But you can't deny, it does that one thing, so, very, great."

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Avoozl
Avoozl

Never mind, I just found out it's actually called Pain Keep Arena, and that Painkiller was actually the name of a bot in the first map of its solo ladder mode.

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juniman2000
juniman2000

who would like to play this game with me its so hard to find ppl to play

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Guest
Guest

I agree that this is one of the best FPS I've ever played.. though Duke3d was super fun in MP... What I'm finding is that games that are supposed to be simple (Just kill the other guys) has become complicated, and in that process a lot of the fun of the game has been lost...
I've been playing some UT2k4 and I still go back to Q3 when I really want to have fun without endless frustration

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Sabian
Sabian

There are a lot of mods for this game I don't understand why no one has thought of a Halo or Assassins Creed mod for this game

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Sabian
Sabian

Maybe a Naruto mod as well

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Zonic76
Zonic76

how same is the gun-play etc to Unreal Tournment

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leilei
leilei

No second triggers
Less tactical (i.e. no biorifle or shock combos - though the Prox Launcher in Team Arena comes very close to a UT3 Bio Rifle)
and most importantly imo for the sake of flow that no one ever mentions

getting shot doesn't mean a critical loss of velocity, instead, velocity is ADDED. Someone can rail you off course.

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Quake 3, is without a doubt, one of my favourite games. This game is amazing. I can play it offline for hours and hours without getting bored. The bots are great, and quite challenging on higher difficulty settings. The weapons are well designed but the machinegun was really crappy. Making stuff for this game is really easy and makes the game even better. There isn't really a storyline to the singleplayer campaign. But this isn't much of an annoyence. I found the maps to be very fun, especially…

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